The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported an increase of 9,966 new coronavirus cases in the state Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 529,335 throughout all 67 counties since the beginning of the pandemic.
Fifty-nine percent of the state’s total cases are considered to be recovered.
State health officials also reported 224 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing Pennsylvania’s death toll to 13,392.
According to the Department of Health, 6,209 people are hospitalized with the virus across Pennsylvania and and 1,246 are in the Intensive Care Unit.
Most of the patients hospitalized are ages 65 or older, and most of the deaths have occurred in patients 65 or older.
There have been 44,829 confirmed cases in our viewing area since the start of the pandemic, according to the Department of Health, and 684 deaths.
Five hundred and ninety-two new cases were reported in our viewing area Thursday, as well as 28 more deaths.
Cambria County reported 115 more cases Thursday, Centre County reported 103, Blair County reported 93, Somerset County reported 72, Huntingdon County reported 71, Clearfield County reported 53, Elk County reported 29, Jefferson County reported 26, Bedford County reported 24, and Cameron County reported six.
As for deaths, Cambria County reported nine more deaths, Blair and Centre counties each reported five, Jefferson County reported four, Bedford and Somerset counties each reported two and Huntingdon County reported one more.
According to the Department of Health, 3,101,764 patients have tested negative for the virus.